This section is from the book "The Transmission Of Life. Counsels On The Nature And Hygiene Of The Masculine Function", by George H. Napheys. Also available from Amazon: The Transmission of Life.
Women sometimes suffer from gout, but neither so frequently nor so severely as men. Hippocrates stated that women were not liable to gout at all until after the change of life. This is not strictly true, but it is quite certain that women are most subject to this disease before puberty and after the change of life, and but rarely affected by it during the intervening period.